Welcome to the podcast, Cheddar Gorgeous (Michael Atkins).
Drag is much more than what we learn through Ru Paul. Cheddar Gorgeous joins our open conversation about going out experiences and we come to the conclusion that there’s a host of responsibility that comes along with a night out. Cheddar Gorgeous explains, through her own experiences, the importance of community in night life spaces and how the queer community in Birmingham created a trusting space, so that she could be herself and learn from the mentors around her. It allowed us to view clubs in a new light, wish more would follow suit and offer to support the next generation - as a safe and supportive environment sounds ideal for anyone’s first going out experiences.
Through this conversation, we were reminded that the best nights out happen when you’re part of the bigger picture. The club doesn’t take you as an afterthought, you’re not on the sidelines watching the event take place - they put you at the centre of it all, you’re the star, your adventure with your pals is all that matters. We share some of our favourite club experiences that set the bar this high.
This nostalgic episode is surely going to make you miss those first night’s out, when you thought you knew everything about the world, but looking back you knew so little compared to now. This episode will also have you itching to get back on those dance floors and never take the opportunity to dance with your friends for granted again.
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